Western Michigan University
Using Computer Spatial Technologies (Geoplus Petra) for Subsurface Geological Analysis part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
The lab project is a culminating activity (following work with conventional core and petrophysical logs) in which the students compile a subsurface "project" using computer spatial technology software, Geoplus Petra. The project emphasizes the utility of spatial data, petrophysical logs, and the application of sedimentologic and stratigraphic concepts to the analysis of a real oil field. The project results in a stratigraphic analysis and visualizations of an oil producing deltaic succession and prediction of the subsurface geology in the field area.